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Woman, child killed in landslide in southern Switzerland

  • Rescue workers search in the rubble of a house that was destroyed in a landslide in Bombinasco, southern Switzerland, Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, 2014. A woman and her three-years-old child were found dead later in the building. (AP Photo/Keystone, TI-PRESS/Gabriele Putzu)

    Rescue workers search in the rubble of a house that was destroyed in a landslide in Bombinasco, southern Switzerland, Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, 2014. A woman and her three-years-old child were found dead later in the building. (AP Photo/Keystone, TI-PRESS/Gabriele Putzu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescue workers and police stand near the area where  a house was destroyed in a landslide. top,  in Bombinasco, southern Switzerland,Thursday  Nov 6, 2014. A woman and her three-years-old child were found dead in the building. (AP Photo/Keystone, TI-PRESS/Gabriele Putzu)

    Rescue workers and police stand near the area where a house was destroyed in a landslide. top, in Bombinasco, southern Switzerland,Thursday Nov 6, 2014. A woman and her three-years-old child were found dead in the building. (AP Photo/Keystone, TI-PRESS/Gabriele Putzu)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in southern Switzerland say a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were killed when a landslide swept over their house.

Zurich daily 20 Minuten reported on its website that crews found the body of the 31-year-old woman and her child buried in the rubble of their home in a remote area near Lugano early Thursday.

Police, firefighters and other rescue crews using search dogs had searched overnight in the hope of finding the two alive after the landslide Wednesday evening.